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Manufacturing matters.

The Clean Energy Manufacturing Analysis Center (CEMAC) provides objective analysis and up-to-date data on global clean energy manufacturing. Policymakers and industry leaders seek CEMAC insights to inform choices to promote economic growth and the transition to a clean energy economy.

A Critical Role

The Clean Energy Manufacturing Analysis Center understands manufacturing's critical role in the new energy economy. Learn more about the CEMAC mission and vision.

Objective, Insightful

CEMAC analysis illuminates supply chains and manufacturing across energy sectors. Learn more about CEMAC's products and publications.

A three-part image shows the three major technologies described in the report: a wind farm, an ethanol plant behind a corn field, and solar panels on top of a building at NREL.

Innovation clusters and their influence on manufacturing

September 18, 2017—In our latest report, we explore the link between innovation clusters and manufacturing. We examined several case studies of innovation clusters for three different clean energy technologies: solar PV clusters in California and the province of Jiangsu in China, wind turbine clusters in Germany and the U.S. Great Lakes region, and ethanol clusters in the U.S. Midwest and the state of São Paulo in Brazil. Learn more about our findings on the CEMAC blog.

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A diagram maps the flow of material across several clean energy manufacturing industries. The diagram begins with raw materials, such as silica, steel, and polyethylene, on the left, and progresses through types of processed materials, components, products, and technologies, to end on clean energy ecosystems on the right. The diagram illustrates how some materials, such as steel, flow into many products, while others, such as cobalt, are more limited.

Systems Analysis of Manufacturing Supply Chains

August 8, 2017—Despite the recent boom in advanced clean energy technologies, little work has been done to understand the complexities and interconnections within these technologies' supply chains. New work by CEMAC strives to capture the materials, products, supply chains, and their linkages across the clean energy manufacturing landscape. We are now seeking partners and sponsors to help us expand this analysis.

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